Glen Callater to Ballochbuie

Climbing the path up the side of Creag an Loch, we gain height over Loch Callater

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The track on the opposite side of the loch heading up towards Coire an Tuirck

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Zoom back to the lodge

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The entire loch spread out below

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Down below, wind is whipping the loch into stripes, past some hikers soon to be cosy in the bothy

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A bravely persistant fisherman is battling the forces of nature

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Some fly-eating butterwort in flower

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The head of the loch

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A bit further

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Zoomed in further. I spot a rare ring ouzel flying past, but too slow with the camera

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Further up the path becomes ‘slabby’

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Off path is boggy in places

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The loch’s full length

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Residents scamper away at our approach

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Getting rockier near the top

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Next: Top of the hill, wreckage

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